by | Jan 28, 2020

In the middle of a muddle, there’s minimal sense in predicting outcomes. In other words, is the president’s former national security adviser speeding the president toward removal from office? (I strongly doubt that John Bolton’s version of President Donald Trump’s…

by | Jan 18, 2020

Can a woman get elected president? Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s possible disagreement was a cause célèbre at the most recent (and boring) debate among six Democrats vying for their party’s nomination. Is their question the same as “Can a…

by | Jan 17, 2020

The last refuge of a flailing female candidate is sexism. Back in 2008, as Hillary Clinton lost ground to Barack Obama in the primaries, her surrogates turned to charges of sexism to explain her woes. “If Obama was a white…

by | Jan 16, 2020

A few years ago, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released two reports detailing enforcement and litigation abuses by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, or OFCCP. Instead of holding firms accountable when they engage in real…

by | Jan 15, 2020

A woman can’t become president with a debate performance like this. The low point of last night’s Democratic debates in Iowa came when one of the moderators played along with Elizabeth Warren in her charges of sexism against Bernie Sanders….

by | Jan 14, 2020

Washington I see that the mainstream media is promoting the candidacies of Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden at the expense of the 13 other admitted Democratic candidates and the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Democrats who feel…

by | Jan 13, 2020

How did Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.), an Ivy League–educated Rhodes scholar with multiple degrees, miss his shot at the presidency? With 14 words: “I have no idea what’s in a Long Island iced tea but iced tea!” Booker dropped…

by | Jan 11, 2020

She outlasted Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) by 38 days and Beto O’Rourke by 70 — but Marianne Williamson still didn’t even make it to the Iowa caucus before reality got the best of her. So ends this cycle’s zaniest…

by | Jan 1, 2020

Inequality won the electoral vote for Donald Trump in 2016. Four writers in the Nation admitted as much the day after the election. “Inequality created the presidency of Donald Trump,” they wrote. But the president’s antagonists generally appear loath to…

by | Dec 21, 2019

Elizabeth Warren outpointed Pete Buttigieg on the matter of “wine caves” in Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate. But on the domestic question of the times, health care, Warren tacitly submitted to Mayor Pete. Warren promised on Thursday that “in the first…

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